It has been a while since I did a furniture makeover. And sometimes I am just itching to have the satisfaction of a project done when I am in the middle a large, overwhelming project.

Currently, I gutted my guest room bathroom to make room for an upstairs laundry room. So I asked my friends if they had a small piece of furniture I could makeover. I know it is a sickness.

The little table wasn’t terrible. The color itself was lime and a little brighter than I like. I knew with a little bit of TLC I could really make the table shine.

The new table that I created was just under the surface waiting to come out with a little work. And so I present to you the personalized rose accent table. A total transformation wouldn’t you say?



lime accent table

Step By Step Makeover

1. I started by stripping off the current paint color off the tabletop. You can use a chemical stripper but since the surface was small I just used a 40 grit sandpaper and an orbital sander.

Once the paint was removed I used 80 grit, followed by 120 to make it smooth and ready for stain.

how to refinish a wood accent table

2. Since it was a soft wood I used a pre-wood conditioner to make sure the stain took evenly.

5 minutes later I wiped it clean and then stained it with an old t-shirt and a pair of gloves to protect my hands.

stained tabletop

3. While that was drying, I painted the rest of the table legs, door, and tabletop trim with this beautiful coral color from the new Buttercream line of chalk type paint.

Chalk type paint is so forgiving because you don’t need to prep your surface other than to wipe it clean and free of dust and grime.

I gave it probably about 4 coats of paint because I wanted a nice smooth finish with no distressing.

It dries ridiculously fast so once I was done with one coat I immediately was able to paint on another coat.

coral table

4. After the tabletop was dry I decided to add a little flair to the tabletop.

It was all inspired by these beautiful Buttercream Stella Collection floral knobs. In the Silhouette Studio store (program that comes with the Silhouette Cameo machine) I found a rose and sized it to my tabletop.

I had to cut it out on vinyl with my Silhouette Cameo twice and piece it together since the tabletop was 22″ wide. I used transfer tape to transfer my vinyl stencil to the top of my table.

coral rose table

5. Next, I covered my work area and all the places I didn’t want to paint and gave it a few light coats of the primer, one minute apart from each other.

painted rose table

6. Once dry, I peeled back the vinyl sticker and revealed the pretty white rose on the top.

It was still missing something so I added my friend’s daughters’ names on it (the font I used is called Blingtastic) using the same process as above.

That was just what it needed.

white rose table
white rose on tabletop

personalized table
personalized table with name on it

7. Once everything was dry I waxed the entire table with clear wax.

After an hour, I buffed it with an old t-shirt to give it a nice, soft, hand rubbed finish.

coral chalk paint table

8. Lastly, I added the knob that inspired the whole table.

coral rose table

Such a transformation and so beautiful.

coral table with white rose top

rose table coralcoral end table with rose top

So all of you out there that have a piece of furniture that you love, but don’t love the finish.

I am giving you permission to paint and really make it yours!

See you then!

For more furniture transformations check out…

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